The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/20/2021

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Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Claim by Barbara Dittrich (R): “Pot today is not the weed baby boomers were smoking.”

Politifact rating: True (More potent with higher THC levels)

Yes, marijuana is stronger than it used to be

Claim via Social Media: People experiencing homelessness are eligible for the stimulus

USA Today rating: True

Fact check: Yes, people experiencing homelessness are eligible for the stimulus

Claim via Social Media: Says Candace Owens tweeted, “Yes, my husband did cheat on me with my brother. Yes, he said no when I asked to join.”

Politifact rating: False (Fake)

No, this Candace Owens tweet isn’t real

Claim by Robert Reich: The Atlanta spa shootings happened hours after Donald Trump’s interview on Fox News

Lead Stories rating: False (Reverse Order)

Fact Check: Atlanta Spa Shootings Did NOT Happen Hours After Trump Interview On Fox News

Claim by Maria Bartiromo: The Washington Post was “forced to correct what (Donald Trump) told the secretary of state of Georgia.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The Washington Post has not changed its reporting on former President Donald Trump’s Jan. 2 call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.)

Maria Bartiromo conflates Trump’s Georgia calls in primetime interview

(International: Australia) Claim: The vast majority of Australian Navy personnel who received COVID-19 vaccines experienced severe side effects, reducing the Navy’s healthy capacity by half.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Australian Navy vaccine side-effects post is all at sea

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